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Three stars named for Baa-Baas v Australia

Three stars named for Baa-Baas v Australia

Victor Matfield, Danny Cipriani and Jamie Roberts are among the first batch of star-studded names to accept invitations to play for the Barbarians against newly-crowned Tri-Nations’ champions Australia at Twickenham…

Wales to play Australia in December

Wales to play Australia in December

Wales will face Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, 3 December, 2011 (kick-off 2.30pm) the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed today. The now customary post-Rugby World Cup fixture will come…

James O’Connor handed one match ban and fine

James O’Connor handed one match ban and fine

Australian Rugby Union has today suspended James O’Connor until Sunday 28 August after the Wallabies winger failed to appear at two official team functions on Thursday 18 August. O’Connor did…

Matt Giteau retires from Test rugby

Matt Giteau retires from Test rugby

Matt Giteau was left out of Australia’s World Cup squad and immediately retired from international rugby aged just 29 and with an incredible 92 caps and 684 Test points to his…

Australia v New Zealand – statistical preview

Australia v New Zealand – statistical preview

The Tri-Nations kicks into second gear this weekend with Australia taking on New Zealand after South Africa were effectively eliminated from the competition last weekend. Here’s the low down… New…

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Australia’s Young Guns

Australia were distraught after their ignominious World Cup exit in 2007. Can this skilful bunch make amends? Australia's 2007 World Cup experience was akin to inflating a beautiful balloon. Initial…